Platform school is a good initiative for poor children
THIS refers to ‘Platform school on track with 30 students’ dated 13 January 2019. It is really commendable to know about the Platform school which has insured that children get educated who were earlier either selling goods in train or begging.
This is an inspirational move. It will give such children an opportunity to change their lives for the better. Twelve-yearold Ashmera who used to sell small knick knacks with her mother at Mumbra station said, “I learnt to draw the Tricolour. I want to learn English now. Initially my parents were not keen to send me to the school but because I get lunch they need not worry about one meal”. It truly reflects the awareness, passion and zeal towards education amongst the poor strata of the society. But hunger, absence of educational facilities and lack of right guidance deprive such poor children to equip themselves with the best weapon of the world that is education. Hats off to TMC,volunteers and teachers who are counselling parents about the importance of education. I hope, governments across the board would make all possible effort to bring platform school on track.